TALENT MANAGEMENT, RECRUITMENT & RETENTION
Businesswire | June 08, 2023
Fountain, the leading Labor ATS and provider of hiring automation software for the hourly workforce, announced today that it has acquired the IP and talent of Clevy, an international provider of AI conversational technologies for businesses. This partnership integrates Clevy’s cutting-edge AI to help make hiring hourly workers easier and more efficient for recruitment teams, and allows Fountain to strengthen its position as a leading Labor ATS.
With the addition of Clevy's innovative conversational AI technology, Fountain will be able to provide employers with even more advanced tools that utilize custom workflows to create a smooth hiring and onboarding process. The technology streamlines communication between candidates and employers, making it faster and easier to find and hire the right candidates.
"Clevy’s cutting-edge, AI-powered chatbot technology will enable us to provide the most advanced and comprehensive hiring solution for the hourly workforce," said Sean Behr, CEO of Fountain. "With Clevy's technology seamlessly integrated into Fountain, we can offer employers a unique advantage in automating and optimizing their hiring process to find the best-fit candidates more quickly and efficiently than ever before."
“At Clevy, we're passionate about simplifying HR processes through AI and technology and creating a better experience for all workers,” said Salim Jernite, CEO of Clevy. “In teaming up with Fountain, who shares our commitment to innovation and customer success, we're excited to help revolutionize how hourly employers connect with top talent and engage with them for the long term.”
The acquisition of Clevy is the latest in a series of innovations from Fountain. By combining the power of AI with an easy-to-use applicant tracking system, Fountain is helping employers across industries transform their hiring process and get employees on their way to earning their paycheck even faster than before.
Fountain is the leading Labor ATS and provider of hiring automation software for the hourly workforce. The company's platform helps employers streamline the hiring process and find the right candidates quickly and efficiently. With a focus on AI-powered technology and exceptional customer service, Fountain is helping direct employers across all industries transform their hourly hiring processes. For more information, visit https://www.fountain.com.
Clevy is a leading Conversational AI firm transforming HR operations. Their innovative platform not only automates HR inquiries, easing the burden on HR professionals, but also bridges seamless communication between employees and various HRIS. By making tasks like leave requests and payslip access conversational, Clevy optimizes efficiency and elevates the employee experience.
TALENT MANAGEMENT, EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE
PRnewswire | June 07, 2023
Neobrain, Europe's leading AI-powered talent management solution, today announced its move to further establish itself in the U.S. market with the acquisition of San Francisco-based HR performance platform Flashbrand, which specializes in the continuous optimization of employee performance and engagement. Following the acquisition of WiserSkills in 2022, the acquisition of Flashbrand positions Neobrain as offering the most complete Talent Management platform on the U.S. market. In fact, Neobrain is now the only solution that can meet the strategic corporate challenges of its clients, beyond HR, by linking skills, performance and engagement, to better reveal, mobilize and motivate talent.
Since 2018, Neobrain has been at the forefront of the transition to the skills-driven organization model, having built an agile platform helping large companies allocate the right skills, in the right place, at the right time.
The acquisition of Flashbrand enables a major technological advance, along with a new vision: Continuous skills management to fuel business strategy.
"We are delighted with the acceleration of Neobrain in the US market. Neobrain has an interesting and promising technology," said Daghan Or Partner at PwC USA.
Skills are at the heart of companies' competitiveness. With the addition of Flashbrand, Neobrain brings a new systemic approach to Talent management, using skills as shared currency between all key HR activities (recruitment, training, compensation, surveys, retention, etc.) and the company's challenges.
Companies must recruit, train and retain talent while adapting to the fast pace of business and disruptive technologies. They must also engage and empower a more volatile workforce with new aspirations. Connecting skills, performance, and engagement helps address these challenges, while boosting individual motivation by allowing employees to own their professional development
The foundation of Neobrain's platform had previously been the trifecta of AI-based competency management, strategic workforce planning and a talent marketplace, but is now complemented by this fourth pillar: focus on performance and engagement. It includes features such as continuous performance monitoring, goals and bonuses, as well as feedback mechanisms and one-to-one interview facilitation. On the engagement side, the new features allow for real-time analysis of employee aspirations and satisfaction, to better retain them.
With Flashbrand's technology, the Neobrain solution allows an "always on" and agile approach to talent management, while also collecting and connecting a unique new set of data to steer HR strategies. It becomes a tool for continuous dialogue between employees and managers, continuous appraisal of individual and collective performance, and real-time detection of unseen insights and risks.
"The merger of Flashbrand and Neobrain gives birth to a new generation of HR solutions, focused on the employee and enhanced by artificial intelligence. Never before has HR had such strategic data to guide its actions," said Denis Descause, the founder of Flashbrand who has now been promoted to Chief Product Officer (CPO) at Neobrain and will manage the American subsidiary
Flashbrand also improves the accessibility of Neobrain's solutions through a native mobile application, providing a unified user experience and ensuring that 100% of employees are involved in skills management.
"All the major groups have tried to move towards a skills-driven organization model for half a decade now. Few have succeeded, and most are coming up against siloed processes," said Paul Courtaud, Neobrain founder and CEO.
"Our role is to allow them, finally, to power their business through skills, in a seamless AI-powered transition without changing their HRIS. With Flashbrand, we are revolutionizing practices such as objective monitoring, appraisal interviews or "people review", thanks to this skills expertise."
The American expansion, the presence of a team in New York and San Francisco, as well as the two recent acquisitions is a continuation of Neobrain's global vision, aiming to meet the expectations and needs of its customers worldwide, such as multinational companies including Total Energies, Natixis, Safran and Audemars Piguet.
Founded in 2018 by Paul Courtaud, a young entrepreneur only 22 years old at the time, NEOBRAIN is a scale-up specialized in the use of AI for competency management, strategic workforce planning and continuous performance and engagement optimization. It is at its core technology (platform and applications) that allows companies to anticipate emerging skills and identify gaps with available resources. Included among its 120+ clients are Natixis, Sage, Safran and Bosch. In 2022, the company raised over $22M and acquired WiserSkills, followed by the American Flashbrand in June 2023. Today, the company has 140 Neobrainers in Paris, Frankfurt, Lisbon, New York and San Francisco, and 700,000 active users in 80 countries in 17 languages. More info at https://en.neobrain.io/
TALENT MANAGEMENT, TALENT ACQUISITION
Businesswire | June 06, 2023
Atrium, a leading Extended Workforce Management and Talent Solutions company, today announced the expansion of its global operations through the acquisition of a majority interest in London, UK-based IT and Business Services Firm Gibbs Hybrid. This acquisition enhances Atrium’s ability to provide leading-edge Talent and Workforce Solutions for international clients while extending Gibbs Hybrid’s suite of offerings in Contingent Program Management and Total Talent Management to its portfolio of customers operating in EMEA and beyond.
At a time of unprecedented change in how companies deploy their holistic workforce strategies, Atrium and Gibbs Hybrid amplify each other’s capabilities to deliver flexible, data-driven, custom-designed workforce solutions that help organizations successfully navigate the challenges of today’s rapidly evolving talent landscape.
“Atrium is committed to continuing to expand our international delivery capabilities and the innovative, next-generation Talent and Workforce Management solution offerings that we’ve come to be known for,” said Rebecca Cenni-Leventhal, founder and CEO of Atrium. “While evaluating potential synergistic opportunities in EMEA, it became abundantly clear that Gibbs Hybrid’s track record of nearly two decades of success, shared passion for exquisite customer service, and alignment in core company values made it a natural fit for Atrium. In addition, as a WBENC-certified company, joining forces with Europe’s largest MSDUK-certified minority woman-owned business will further empower us collectively in our Forward Together mission to champion Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”
Headquartered in New York City and with offices across the United States and Canada, this acquisition further expands Atrium’s global footprint by adding a London, UK headquarters and offices in Ireland, Poland, and Luxembourg.
Farida Gibbs, Founder, and CEO of Gibbs Hybrid, commented, “When we first began discussions with Atrium, the strong corresponding values shared by our two companies quickly became apparent. Since its inception, Gibbs Hybrid has built a powerful brand rooted in customer-centricity, belief in our people, and excellence in execution. We are so excited to join forces with such a like-minded organization, which has led the way in Talent Solutions and Workforce Management for nearly three decades.” Farida continued, “Being a minority women-owned business, we understand the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce and the supply chain. By joining the Atrium family, we can continue to help our customers build inclusive teams that drive success, guidance, and mentorship, and more importantly, become role models for our industry.”
Together, Atrium and Gibbs Hybrid will continue to serve some of the world’s most recognizable brands, providing innovative Talent Solutions, next-generation MSP programs, Direct Sourcing, Early Talent Administration, and Workforce Technology expertise. As the utilization of the Extended Workforce continues to evolve as a critical strategic imperative for large enterprises, this acquisition serves as a force multiplier, maximizing the ability for Atrium and Gibbs Hybrid to collectively deliver industry-leading services and innovative solutions to organizations worldwide.
Founded in 1995, Atrium is a WBENC-certified Staffing and Extended Workforce Management leader. For nearly three decades, our specialized Talent Solutions and custom Workforce Management Solutions have provided the world’s largest brands access to top talent and helped organizations optimize their extended workforce programs to maximize results. Our offerings include Talent Solutions, Managed Service Provider (MSP), EOR Payrolling Services, Independent Contractor Compliance Technology, Direct Sourcing, and Early Talent Administration Programs through virtual and traditional means. Atrium’s solutions fully integrate with HR technology, such as digital recruitment and onboarding, freelancer management tools, applicant tracking, and vendor management systems. Please visit www.atriumstaff.com and www.atriumworks.com to learn more about our services, technology, and custom-designed workforce solutions.
About Gibbs Hybrid
Gibbs Hybrid is an award-winning IT & Business Services firm providing a “Hybrid Approach” to corporations with Project Consultancy, Strategic Resourcing and Talent Services across UK, Europe, Middle East & Africa and US. Led by founder and CEO, Farida Gibbs, Gibbs Hybrid has pioneered a mixed model that offers both high-quality technology, business and operations strategic resourcing and technical/business consultancy solutions. This integrated and hybrid approach allows clients to engage with a single preferred partner for multiple services using differing and flexible models to do so, based on their requirements. For further details about Gibbs Hybrid’s services and business solutions, visit www.gibbshybrid.com.